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Daily sports wrap: Proteas to make unwanted history?

2017-08-03 18:33

Cape Town - Sport24 produces - get this - over 100 articles a day. Yes, we're that awesome!

So naturally there'll be a few articles that even our most ardent readers will miss.

On the off chance you are one of those, here are our top FIVE stories that might have slipped your browser feed today!

1. BUCS SKIPPER GONE TO SUNDOWNS

What a day for Orlando Pirates!

Soon after unveiling the club's new head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic (Read story here), Orlando Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza have confirmed that their captain Oupa Manyisa has joined Mamelodi Sundowns.

CLICK here to read about Khoza's decision


2. SA TENNIS STAR BEATS FEDERER

Yes, you've read right...

Once upon a time, South Africa's Kevin Anderson defeated 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

Anderson recalls how he had beaten the legendary Swiss in a practice set in 2008.

CLICK here to read about Anderson's triumph


3. BOOKIES AGAINST LIONS FOR GLORY

It's the Super Rugby final this weekend!

The Crusaders are tipped to sneak a record eighth Super Rugby title in Saturday's final against the Lions - if bookmakers are to be believed...

But let's not forget the Lions finished the regular season stage of the tournament at the top of the log and are playing in front of a capacity crowd at Ellis Park.

CLICK here to read who how the odds are stacked up


4. SA STARS HEADLINE IAAF WORLD CHAMPS

It's the IAAF World Championships!

And a 27-strong South African team has arrived in London ready to bring back some medals.

Already we've seen some SA athletes enjoy a spectacular 2017 season with a handful of individuals dominating the rankings in their specialist disciplines.

We've rounded up some of favourites...

CLICK here to see SIX of SA's medal prospects


5. PROTEAS GLOOMY ENGLISH TOUR

It's a sight we never like to see...

The Proteas stand dangerously on the cusp of becoming the worst-performing South African touring team in England during the post-isolation years.

Sport24's Rob Houwing looks at the Proteas previous history in England before the final Test at Manchester.

CLICK here to read Houwing's comments


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